About Me

My name is Becca Atherton and I am 24 years old. When I was born the doctors discovered that was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, Pulmonary Atresia and Pulmonary Hypertension. I've had over 25 heart catherizations, 4 open heart surgeries, had a pacemaker/defibrillator placement and survived having the staph infection MRSA. I currently take 45 pills a day, sleep with oxygen at night (and when traveling above 3,000 feet), follow a strict low-salt and no caffeine diet.

Some day, I will need a heart-lung transplant. I hope that with this blog I can help others know that they are not alone through whatever struggles they may face and I hope to inspire others to stand up and make a positive difference in this world.


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